[rescue] DEC VAX (Philly area craigslist)

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 09:02:27 CDT 2007

When I moved to New Mexico I brought my little pedastal sized microvax
3500 with me (I think that's the model), but that guy is selling a
disk array, probably with a scsi interface.  I also brought out a
microvax II.   I left behind roughly 75 metric assloads of microvax
3600 and a couple 3700 systems -about 12 or 15 of those big 600 pound

I learned that just because it's free doesn't mean it's a good idea.
The associated press in NJ got rid of an entire large u-haul truck
full of systems.  The catch was if I wanted one I had to take them
all.  Live and learn.  I truly believe I owned the largest collection
(by mass) of vaxen in private hands.



On 9/18/07, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 10:38:15PM -0600, Robert Darlington wrote:
> > Woah, I think that's mine (or formerly mine).
> I would love to have one of those "pedestal" model VAXen; the very
> first "big iron" / non-DOS-or-8bit-machine I ever touched/used was
> a VAX 4000-700A.  MERCUR.USAO.EDU (sadly, that hostname now just
> points to a Sun box).
> My very first email address was STUBRADFOWC at MERCUR.USAO.EDU.  I
> created and setup USAO.EDU's very first web server as my summer
> "Independent Study" project in '95, after doing a "USAO Guide to
> Internet Resources" (aka "Internet for Dummies, for VAX/VMS") as my
> project the year before.  They even sold the book in the campus
> bookstore for a couple of years.
> Ahh, 132-column lineprinters and greenbar paper; the Green Card Spam;
> "THE INTERNET IS FULL GO AWAY", Doom on 3.5 floppies, Purity Tests
> and MAJESTIC-12.  1993-1995 was fun.
> Bill
> --
> Bill Bradford
> Houston, Texas
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